Using Children’s Literature to Foster Disability Awareness and Empathy
Children’s literature is a great vehicle for helping students learn about others who are different from ourselves. Empathy is a 21st century skill, and awareness is the foundation of empathy. If we want students to have empathy for their peers with disabilities we need to provide opportunities to build awareness. Both picture and chapter books provide engaging, unique and safe opportunities to learn, think, and talk about disabilities. In this workshop Sam Drazin will share a list of suggested books for all grade levels and model an interactive read aloud.